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The Art of Aging Gracefully
A retrospective of three octogenarians: painter Edwin Havas, multi-media artist Florence Wint & sculptor Betty McGeehan, this event will show the evolution of the artists’ creativity, including what inspired them and how they changed or adapted their art as they aged.
Opening reception performance by the NJ Intergenerational Orchestra, book reading & signing
by physician turned medical mystery author Michael Rushnak, lecture & tap dancing
by local author Mary McHugh, SAGE Eldercare, refreshments and more!
Opening & Reception 5 – 8 pm
Lawrence Pavilion Lower Lobby Gallery
Open to the public
Exhibit Runs through the Summer
November 2013 Networking Event
180 Amanda's Easel Creative Arts Therapy Program and Monmouth Arts Council's ArtHelps.
On Monday, November 18, 2013, The Alliance for Arts and Health NJ sponsored a networking event with the Monmouth County Arts Council hosted by The Amanda’s Easel Creative Arts Therapy Program in Monmouth County, NJ. The event was attended by 25 artists and featured a networking session, tour of the exhibit, and a video presentation and discussion.
Amanda’s Easel of 180 Turning Lives Around, is a program for children and parents impacted by Domestic Violence and Super Storm Sandy. An exhibit was displayed called, The Ride: Stories of Survival which is a collaborative sculpture by survivors that symbolizes collective and individual responses to trauma.
The event also included a video presentation and discussion on Monmouth Arts: ArtHelps. The program brings the healing power of the arts to communities in Monmouth and Ocean Counties affected by Hurricane Sandy. Presenters included Monmouth Arts Council staff, Danielle Acerra, ArtHelps Project Coordinator; Mary Eileen Fouratt, Executive Director and Sandy Taylor, Art Education Director.
A discussion on Arts in Health vs. Creative Art Therapies was held by Mary Gambarony, Art Therapist at Meridian Health and Laura Greenstone, Amanda’s Easel Assistant Coordinator and AAHNJ Steering Committee Member. The event concluded with remarks about the future of the AAHNJ by Ellen Williams, Acting AAHNJ Co-Chair.
Networking events will continue to be offered throughout the year in North, Central and South Jersey. The goal of these showcases and networking sessions is to bring artists, cultural leaders and healthcare providers together to build a network that will share best practices and advocate for the arts in healthcare.